Catnip: the 'why' behind cats' favourite high

Catnip: the 'why' behind cats' favourite high

But Lichman's group found that in catnip, terpenes are formed in a two-step process involving three newly identified enzymes.

Toddler’s injuries after being mauled by grandparents’ pitbull

Toddler’s injuries after being mauled by grandparents’ pitbull

Sarah found it hard to look at her son without breaking down (Picture: MDWfeatures / Sarah Fuller)Micajah had nightmares every night for the first month after the attack on May 12 and he is now terrified of dogs.

2018's pet slimmers of the year are spaniel Borris and chunky Labrador Sadie

2018's pet slimmers of the year are spaniel Borris and chunky Labrador Sadie

Sadie lost a quarter of her starting weight (Picture: PRESS ASSOCIATION)It’s the announcement we’ve waited all year for: which hardworking animal will win 2018’s Pet Slimmer of the Year award?

Everything You Need to Know About Pet Doors

Everything You Need to Know About Pet Doors

For indoor use only, PetSafe’s 2-way locking cat door is designed to effectively thwart your dog from accessing a specific area—for example, your cat’s litter box in the spare bedroom.

Fashionable Dog Apparel for the Winter Season

Fashionable Dog Apparel for the Winter Season

From a weekend at the ski lodge to ringing in the New Year, your dog not only can be part of every winter occasion, but also look super stylish doing it in fashion-forward dog apparel.

Joe Jonas explains how he adopted his dogs with fiancee Sophie Turner

Joe Jonas explains how he adopted his dogs with fiancee Sophie Turner

Joe Jonas is thoroughly enjoying life with Porky and Waldo, his two Alaskan Klee Kai pups. Joe Jonas on how his pups came into his life with fiancee Sophie Turner In the ninth episode of "My Pet Tale," Jonas describes what life is like with his well-traveled dogs.

These are the top dog names of 2018

These are the top dog names of 2018

Before we get to the rest of the popular names, you should probably know all the celeb names that are getting a shoutout (you don’t want to end up with two Drakes on the street now, do you?)

What to buy the dog (or the dog lover) in your life this Christmas

What to buy the dog (or the dog lover) in your life this Christmas

(Picture: Prezzybox)Personalised dog tag, £9.99, Getting Personal (Picture: Getting Personal)Pet snack launcher, £5.99, Prezzybox (Picture: Prezzybox)Spot & Mog – Prosecco Bottle Dog Plush Toy, £6.00, Debenhams (Picture: Super Socks)Personalised Blue Star Small Pet Bowl, from £20.95, Emma Bridgewater

Drivers warned to always stop after this adorable puppy has face shattered

Drivers warned to always stop after this adorable puppy has face shattered

Cat fatalities accounted for 340, or nine percent, of the death toll while 286 dogs died (seven percent).The figures were collated by Confused.com from FOI requests.In a guide on what to do if they hit an animal, the financial services comparison website advises drivers how they must report accidents to police if they involve dogs, horses, cows, pigs, goats, sheep, donkeys and mules under the Road Traffic Act 1988.· Anyone who has information about Cassian or what happened is urged to contact the RSPCA appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

How Jane Lynch found comfort in her rescue dog's viral Instagram account

How Jane Lynch found comfort in her rescue dog's viral Instagram account

Jane Lynch didn’t expect to have an Instagram star on her hands in her rescue dog, Arbuckle. In the eighth episode of "My Pet Tale," Lynch details how her family adopted Arbuckle and created an Instagram account to document his journey through recovery and weight loss.

Owner has heartwarming reunion with dogs after Camp Fire destroyed her home

Owner has heartwarming reunion with dogs after Camp Fire destroyed her home

Andrea Gaylord's dog, Madison, was waiting patiently for her return (above) a month after her home burned down in the Camp Fire in northern California.

Dog pajamas allow owners to curl up with their pets in matching outfits

Dog pajamas allow owners to curl up with their pets in matching outfits

4. PajamaGram Family Christmas Pajamas Set, $25+, Amazon 7. PajamaGram Matching Personalized Family Christmas Pajamas, $18+, Amazon This set comes with a dog hoodie and matching pajama pants for the humans. 9. PajamaGram Matching Candy Cane Fleece Christmas Pajamas, $20+, Amazon

Buddy the dog deemed 'too ugly to love' needs another new home

Buddy the dog deemed 'too ugly to love' needs another new home

Look at that face (Picture: Dogs Trust)Buddy came to Dogs Trust as a stray in 2014 and spent two years with the charity, overlooked by potential new owners because of his unconventional appearance and deafness.

Dog Litter: What It Is and How to Use It

Dog Litter: What It Is and How to Use It

In fact, dog litter can be a good option for pet parents who are gone much of the day, says Irith Bloom, CPDT-KSA, CDBC, director of training at The Sophisticated Dog in Los Angeles, California.

NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS: Heartbreak as adorable puppies DUMPED in freezing weather

NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS: Heartbreak as adorable puppies DUMPED in freezing weather

Bramble and Crumble were barely alive when they were rescued huddling against their litter-mates’ bodies.“These pups were abandoned in a cage behind an old sofa, in a remote shed, so the chances of them ever being found was almost zero,” said Inspector Stubbs.“It’s just fortunate that someone was out walking their dogs which picked up the pups’ scent because, if not, the chances are there would have been four dead puppies in the cage, had they been left undiscovered any longer.”The vulnerable cockapoos, aged between six and seven weeks and too young to be taken away from their mother, are believed to have been suffering at the location for two days.

Dachshund Fights off Burglar and Goes Missing

Dachshund Fights off Burglar and Goes Missing

Evan Greathouse, Ollie’s pet parent wasn’t home at the time of the break in; it was just Ollie, Greathouse’s fiancé and Heinz, another Dachshund in the apartment located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Ollie had two animal rescue groups looking for him: Dachshund Rescue of Bucks County and Ruby the Lost Greyhound.

Loyal dog guarded home for almost a month after deadly wildfire

Loyal dog guarded home for almost a month after deadly wildfire

Madison was there waiting when Andrea Gaylord was allowed back to check on her burned property in Paradise this week. Madison greets his owner, Andrea Gaylord, as she was allowed back to check on her burned property (Picture: AP)

Dog killed during fox hunt after it was chased across a motorway

Dog killed during fox hunt after it was chased across a motorway

Hunt saboteurs shared the images on social media (Picture: Beds & Bucks Hunt Sabs)‘The hound was killed outright, the car driver was not injured and we thank her for her sympathy and understanding after this most unfortunate accident.

Why you want to squeeze this puppy’s face

Why you want to squeeze this puppy’s face

The survey looked at how cute participants found the photographs, and the level of cute aggression they experienced in response. (Picture: Getty)Stavropoulos said: ‘There was an especially strong correlation between ratings of cute aggression experienced toward cute animals and the reward response in the brain toward cute animals.

Qualities of a good dog trainer

Qualities of a good dog trainer

A good trainer will use gentle, dog-friendly and progressive reinforcement means instead. But pet parents need to witness the training, so that they also learn how to train their dogs. Learning basic commands like ‘sit’, ‘stay’ and ‘stand’ is just the ABC of dog training.

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